Boston Scientific Hit By Inventor's $570M Contract Suit

By Dan Prochilo (September 16, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT) -- Boston Scientific was sued for $570 million by the patent licensing company of a doctor who invented the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, in a case removed to federal court last week that accuses the company of secretly settling with an alleged infringer and failing to share the proceeds.

The Maryland suit alleged the medical device maker and two of its subsidiaries, which had licensed multiple ICD patents from inventor Dr. Michel Mirowski, struck a deal to settle six suits against St. Jude Medical Inc. for purportedly infringing the patents, in exchange for St. Jude's dropping the claims it had filed against Boston Scientific....

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!